NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series

with NASPA

About This Course

The NASPA Hill Days policy live briefings will introduce Student Affairs professionals to the most effective and appropriate ways to engage with legislators and policymakers on topics related to higher education. These live briefings are free and open to both NASPA members and non-members who are hoping to learn more about policymaking and legislative engagement. Briefings will include background on relevant federal and/or state policy conversations and how the issue affects students and/or student affairs professionals on campus. Talking points and sample language that can be used to reach out to federal and/or state policymakers will be provided for each briefing topic. All briefings will be recorded and archives will be made available through the NASPA Online Learning Community. The policy live briefings will take place monthly between February and July 2018 from 2-3pm EST, leading up to the NASPA Hill Days and National Student Affairs Day of Action events. 

Session Air Dates Topic

February 8, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault Response and Prevention

This first installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building general knowledge on Title IX of the Higher Education Act, specifically related to campus sexual assault response and prevention, through an advocacy framework. This briefing will provide context on Title IX and the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the current climate of the Trump Administration and what this means for various roles on campus. In addition, the briefing will include advocacy tips participants may use to begin engagement with their Congressional representatives and/or OCR staff. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings and is recommended for those wishing to engage in direct federal advocacy on campus sexual assault response and prevention. This live briefing will be presented by guest speaker Lindy Aldrich, Esq., Deputy Director of the Victim Rights Law Center.  

Presenter: Lindy Aldrich, Esq.

March 13, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

 

Immigration and International Students

The second installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building general knowledge on immigration and international students through an advocacy framework. This briefing will delve into the legislative and regulatory landscape faced by immigrant and international students in the Trump Administration and challenges this landscape brings for student affairs professionals in supporting student success. The briefing will include advocacy tips participants can use to engage with their state or federal elected officials and/or appropriate agency staff. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings and is recommended for those wishing to engage in direct state or federal advocacy on behalf of immigrant or international students.

Presenters: TBD

April 12, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Higher Education Act Reauthorization

The third installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building general knowledge on Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization progress through an advocacy framework. HEA was established in 1965 to expand the federal government’s role in higher education policy, including provision of federal financial assistance to students, specifically those from lower- and middle-income families. This briefing will delve into the current state of HEA reauthorization within Congress and challenges this legislative climate brings for student affairs professionals in supporting student success. The briefing will include advocacy tips participants can use to engage with their Congressional representatives. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings and is recommended for those wishing to engage in direct federal advocacy on HEA reauthorization or federal financial aid policy.

Presenters: TBD

May 10, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity on College Campuses

The fourth installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building general knowledge on current controversies involving free speech and intellectual diversity on college campuses through an advocacy framework. This briefing will delve into the current state and federal legislative climate and challenges this climate brings for student affairs professionals in supporting student success. The briefing will include advocacy tips participants can use to engage with their state and federal elected officials and governance bodies. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings and is recommended for those wishing to engage in direct state or federal advocacy on issues of free speech or intellectual diversity on college campuses.

Presenters: TBD

June 14, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

State Advocacy

The fifth installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building knowledge on how to advocate for student success at the state level. This briefing will provide attendees with talking points and guidance in connecting with state-level policymakers, such as effective strategies for in-person meetings, best practices for engaging groups in advocacy, and how best to tailor and present messaging. This briefing will build on the themes from the four topical focus areas which create the basis for the July 2018 NASPA Hill Days and Student Affairs Day of Action: Title IX and campus sexual assault response and prevention; Higher Education Act reauthorization; immigration and international students; and free speech and intellectual diversity on college campuses. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 17, 2018 National Student Affairs Day of Action and is recommended for those wishing to participate in state-level advocacy.

Presenters: TBD

July 12, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Federal Advocacy

The sixth installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building knowledge on how to advocate for student success at the federal level. This briefing will provide attendees with talking points and guidance in connecting with federal-level policymakers, such as effective strategies for in-person meetings, best practices for engaging groups in advocacy, and how best to tailor and present messaging. This briefing will build on the themes from the four topical focus areas which create the basis for the July 2018 NASPA Hill Days and Student Affairs Day of Action: Title IX and campus sexual assault response and prevention; Higher Education Act reauthorization; immigration and international students; and free speech and intellectual diversity on college campuses. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings and the July 17, 2018 National Student Affairs Day of Action and is recommended for those wishing to participate in federal-level advocacy.

Presenters: TBD

Pricing

Registration for this session is free through the time of the in person NASPA Hill Days event (July 17, 2018). 

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on olc.naspa.org).

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • Live session access information will be listed before the session has aired.

  • All sessions are recorded. Once the session is over, the recording will be available approximately one week after the air date. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (jkirschner@naspa.org).





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